As we were lining up to go in for a tour of the WH. There
were signs all over the place 'No Pictures' Oh boy,
there was no way I was going in there without taking
pics. Secret Service were reported to be incognito as
tourists. I casually checked out the other tourists,
couldn't tell. Before going in I shorten the camera strap
so my camera was against my solar plexes, near my heart.
I had a 14" cable release screwed to the shutter release
of my camera, which I threaded under my shirt down into
my left pocket of my jeans. I would keep still for a pic
and press the plunger cable in my pocket which would take
a picture. To advance the film I would scratch my chin
and advance the film. I had pre-focused my 28mm lens in
advance to 20 feet, it was a wide angle lens. I know I
was crazy, consequences not realized. I didn't tell the
people I was with. They would have stopped me for sure. I
was operating on pure adrenaline. I got away with it.
Interesting methodology in order to get a picture at the White House. I don't understand why no pictures though and so I did a Google and it seems only small digital cameras and cell phones with cameras are allowed. Sounds like going to concert or a hockey game. What year did you take your picture of the White House?